Contrary to popular belief, sea ice at both poles is growing, not shrinking

Antarctic sea ice extent – End of March 2021

Please note that the great blob of white (sea ice) extends past the orange line in many areas. The gains are clear, particularly around the SW.


Antarctic sea ice fell to a “record minimum” in 2017 – after having reached a “record high” in 2015 – but has been on something of a surge ever-since — a fact the AGW cabal is having an impossible time explaining.

In reality, satellite data reveals that sea ice extent around the southern pole has actually GROWN over the past 40+years, and also shows that temperatures across the continent have had no real trend.

Polar outbreaks in the southern hemisphere (aka a weak and wavy jet stream flow) are on the increase, just as they are in its northern counterpart.

The latest data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) shows that sea ice at the South Pole has been on overdrive this season, climbing some 500,000 sq km above the mean, comfortably outstripping all four multidecadal averages: 1979 to 1990, 1991 to 2000, 2001 to 2010, and 2011 to 2020.

See the blue line? As of the end of March, Antarctic sea ice extent was definitely above average.

Four years ago, during late-March of 2017, Antarctic sea ice measured 3 million sq km, and now, at the end of March 2021, measurements have reached 5+ million sq km. This should be an impossibility under the global warming theory, yet here we are – an increase of 2 million sq km.

By the way, Arctic sea ice volume (or ‘thickness’) is also doing just fine this year.

See the black line on the graph? At the end of March, Arctic sea ice volume was higher than either 2017 or 2018. (Larger version of the graph here.)

For good measure, here’s the latest satellite image of Arctic sea ice extent:


This, after 4+ decades of being told Arctic ice is on the verge of a catastrophic tipping point, is where we stand — that orange line showing ice extent is close enough to the 1981-2010 median to be statistically irrelevant.

Furthermore, the gains witnessed across Antarctica easily offset the “missing” ice in and around the Arctic.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunctionhistorically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

It’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, it’s a cycle, and we (humans) have absolutely no control in the matter.

Thanks to Laurel for this link

17 thoughts on “Contrary to popular belief, sea ice at both poles is growing, not shrinking”

  1. Climate in Europe: winter return after 20°C

    Many people remember the “summer” spring in Europe. At the end of March, in France, Germany, Benelux and Great Britain, the temperature reached +20°C.

    But the “summer” heat did not last until Easter. Over the weekend, the Arctic cold launched an offensive against Europe.

    The icy weather hit Scotland in the morning. In London, at noon GMT, it was +5°C against +15°C the day before.

    Meteorologists in Germany warn of the negative sign and snowfall. Snow cover can recover at altitudes of 400–600 meters.

    Gardeners look anxiously at the cold prospect.
    The buds of some fruit trees are swollen and ready to open. For vegetables planted in the soil, a serious test is also coming.
    Snowstorm and strong wind in Scotland

    Last week, the temperature in the UK was exceptionally high during this period. However, as early as Sunday, April 4, in northern parts of Scotland, a warning of heavy snowfall and cold waves was set.

    The mass of cold air that hit northern Britain brought with it strong winds, a blizzard and, in some places, hail. On Monday, April 5, in northern Scotland, up to 5 cm of snow is expected on flat ground, up to 10 cm on slopes greater than 150 m and up to 15 cm above 300 m.
    A blizzard hit Aberdeen, the largest city in the region, with a wind speed of 12-15 m/s with gusts of 18-20 m/s.

    The worsening weather conditions will affect not only Scotland, but also other parts of the country.
    Then, on Monday in London and Manchester, the air temperature dropped 10 degrees.

  2. Once this gets around the data will be “corrected” to show something else.
    And of course anybody that says otherwise will be called “fringe” or conspiratorial.

    Not until mile high glaciers begin their long trek south (again) will the global warming nonsense stop.
    But then they will just shift gears and blame humanity(mostly white people) for the glaciers.

  3. All this happening while CO2 continues to climb!

    Can anyone show me where the world lock-down had any effect? I still don’t see any!

    It is a fact that my customers have been driving much less than before. Many customers have less than 1,000 miles in more than a year, while in 2019 they racked up over 12,000 miles. That is a bunch of CO2 that is not being produced by humans!

    For the record, a 1996 and newer vehicle will produce about 15% CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and about 84% water out the vehicles tail pipe. The last 1% is made up of Hydrocarbons (HC), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).
    HC, CO, and NOx are the harmful emissions that have been drastically reduced over the past 50 years.

    The idea of electric vehicles will mostly reduce CO2 and the minor harmful emissions. However, as seen by the Mauna Loa CO2 charts, it won’t change a darn thing, for humans are NOT the cause of increased CO2!

  4. Robert you’ve made it –

    “Overall, we rate Ice Age Now a strong Conspiracy and quackery level Pseudoscience website that is Low in factual reporting through rejection of the consensus of science as well as the publication of false climate news stories.”

    It is hilarious that all of these “Fact Checking” sites cannot distinguish between the IPCC making absolutely zero findings for any sort of climate emergency, in fact MOST of their findings are “low conficence”, and the rent seeking hacks and stupid beyond belief politicians who endless recycle the totally failed BS from the last 40+ years.

    Anyone who believes 420 molecules of CO2 and 2 molecules of Methane in every million molecules of ordinary air controls the climate is a – well I don’t wish to insult morons but you get the idea.

    It is even more hilarious that they exclude 99.9% of the atmosphere from radiative heating – they aren’t GHGs after all – then expect us to believe less than 2% of the atmosphere is responsible for all the heat – IDIOTIC nonsense !

  5. A 2 million square km increase in Antarctic sea ice is HUGE ! It is a very large percentage increase since 2017.
    I suggest that EVERYONE sends this article to ALL THEIR NEWSPAPERS…….USA, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE………EVERYWHERE !

    Meanwhile, here in the UK, there is a bitterly cold NORTHERLY wind blowing strongly from the Arctic !!

    I expect that in January 2022, we will be told …once more….that……
    “2021 was the warmest year on record !!”
    ……..WAIT FOR IT !!!

  6. Leif Svalgaard, whose prediction for cycle 24 was spot on, is predicting that cycle 25 will be similar to cycle 24, not ‘the weakest in the past 200 years’.

    We shall see who is right, but currently my money is on Svalgaard.

  7. and i had a good laugh after all the hysterics about a chunk of the west shelf broke off a while back
    hardly made a difference to the INcreased ice around antarctic region did it?

    • If there is one thing the MSM excels at its hysteria. Just look at the clown show that has been Covid.

  8. Robert,

    When I went to the link I have noticed that the graph you show and link to is no longer on the site, at least I don’t see it there instead another graph is taking it’s place.

    I tried to drop it into my reply but your site will not let me include pictures. I will include the link so you don’t have to look for it.



    Joe Kraig

  9. The top picture showing Antarctica is cut off so not showing a huge chunk of the continent. Can we get a picture that is better centered?

  10. Our problem is that we as Mankind are steadily approaching a new glacial period (within the new Quaternary Ice Age which started 2,6 million years ago). This coming glacial will last at least 100 thousand years! Are our “elected” politicians even aware of this giant threat? Everybody is fast alsleep…

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